What Happens at a Convergent Boundary?


A convergent plate boundary is an actively deforming region where two tectonic plates are colliding as they move towards each other. These regions are sites of substantial geologic activity and they are characterized by volcanism, earthquakes, and crustal deformation.
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Convergent plates are two tectonic plates that are colliding as they move toward each other. There are several types of converging plate boundaries. Oceanic to oceanic plate convergence
The convection currents in the mantle move the lighter crustal rock. The hot liquid mantle rock is heated and rises toward the crust. When it hits the crust, a divergent boundary,
Convergent plate boundaries are locations where lithospheric
Orogenesis are mountain building episodes. so I assume that there are mountains forming at plate boundaries that are moving together. An example off wiki is the collision between
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What Are Convergence Zone Plate Boundaries?
The crust of the earth is broken up into nine major plates and a number of smaller plates all interacting with each other. The crustal plates float on top of the hot molten magma of the mantle and where they crash into each other convergent plate... More »
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Convergent plate boundaries are locations where plates in the lithosphere move towards each other. When they collide, volcanic activities, crust deformation, and earth quakes occur. The movement of the lithospheric plates is referred to as convergent plate movement.
A converging plate boundary is an actively deforming region where tectonic plates move towards one another or collide. These collisions often result in earthquakes, volcanic activity and crustal deformation. During the collision, thinner plates are overridden by the thicker and ones which are dense.
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